Inspired by Copenhagen’s industrial areas, Norwegian designer Renathe Todal Tande creates minimalist jewelry in silver.
Still With You is a Copenhagen-based fine jewelry label, founded in 2013 by Norwegian designer Renathe Todal Tande. Her first collection was launched February same year and today her jewelry is worn by women in 54 countries all over the world.
Renathe strives for longevity in both style and quality and that’s why women worldwide fall in in love with the interesting organic shapes of her jewelry. She admits that she has a weak spot for dark, minimalist silver pieces and works mainly with raw crystals and describes her designs as ‘staple pieces for the minimalist’.
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The area outside her first-floor 20 sq. meter studio at Refshaleøen in Copenhagen is full of large building structures. Renathe says that she gets aesthetic inspiration just by staring out the window. Every piece of jewelry she makes is handcrafted from 925 Sterling silver and 14 karat gold with attention to detail and quality craftmanship. Inspiration grows on her gradually, especially from nature and her surroundings.
Renathe Todal Tande moved to Copenhagen in 2010 after studying political science in the south of Norway and started making jewelry as a hobby. Today, all suppliers and partners of her studio is either local, family-owned or started by female founders. On her website she says she believes it’s important to care about who you do business with.
Although her studio is organized and chaotic at once, Renathe claims that she has everything at hand: a lot of tools, coffee and music. Before she intends to make a new collection, Renathe makes a mood board with different images and layouts. Sometimes she works with negative space. “The empty space in between is sometimes more interesting than the object itself. That is a constant source of inspiration and visible throughout the collections,” she once said in an interview.
Renathe Todal Tande is extremely detail-focused and some things seem almost impossible to create. But she never gives up. The idea behind each collection is that one piece of jewelry will always match any other, and also across collections.
“This might be a rigid approach,” she says “but I think it’s more of a principle to ensure a sustainable aesthetic and quality.”
Norwegian Designer Creates Minimalist Jewelry in Silver, written by Tor Kjolberg
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